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ˌʌn əˈwɛərun·aware

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unaware, incognizantadjective

    (often followed by `of') not aware

    "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known"


  1. unawareadjective

    not aware or informed; lacking knowledge

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unaware, Unawaresadverb

    Etymology: from aware, or wary.

    It is my father’s face,
    Whom, in this conflict, I unawares have kill’d. William Shakespeare.

    Firm we subsist; yet possible to swerve,
    And fall into deception unaware. John Milton.

    A pleasant beverage he prepar’d before,
    Of wine and honey mix’d; with added store
    Of opium: to his keeper this he brought,
    Who swallow’d unawares the sleepy draught,
    And snor’d secure. Dryden.

    ’Tis a sensation like that of a limb lopp’d off; one is trying every minute unawares to use it, and finds it is not. Alexander Pope.

    Take heed lest you fall unawares into that inconvenience you formerly found fault with. Edmund Spenser.

    Lest destruction come upon him at unawares, and let his net that he hath hid, catch himself. Psalm xxxvi. 8.

    My hand, unawares to me, was, by the force of that endeavour it just before employed to sustain the fallen weight, carried up with such violence, that I bruised it. Boyle.

    He breaks at unawares upon our walks,
    And, like a midnight wolf, invades the fold. Dryden.

    Though we live never so long, we are still surprized: we put the evil day far from us, and then it catches us unawares, and we tremble at the prospect. William Wake.


  1. Unaware

    Unaware is an American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Sean Bardin and Robert Cooley. It follows a vacationing couple who discover something disturbing on a rural Texas ranch. Like the films Paranormal Activity (2007) and The Blair Witch Project (1999), Unaware is an independent feature presented in "found footage" format. The producers have also followed in marketing the film to potential fans via Eventful.


  1. unaware

    Unaware refers to the lack of knowledge, consciousness, or realization about something. It signifies a state of not being informed or not having specific information about a topic or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unawareadjective

    not aware; not noticing; giving no heed; thoughtless; inattentive

  2. Unawareadverb


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unaware

    un-a-wār′, adv. without being or making aware: suddenly: unexpectedly—also Unawares′.—At unawares, unexpectedly, at a sudden disadvantage.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unaware' in Adjectives Frequency: #934

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaware in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unaware in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unaware in a Sentence


    As long as you're Unaware, you lead a miserable life. The moment you're aware of all that is happening around you, You have arrived Home; it is only then that you relish what life brings in; but if you're unaware, even the greatest moments bring despair.

  2. Franoise Mallet-Joris:

    Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.

  3. Brian Dowling:

    We were previously unaware of any issue as it relates to the specific sale of this product at our stores.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them.

  5. Brian Dowling:

    The product was supplied to us by a third party, and we are looking into this matter further, we were previously unaware of any issue as it relates to the specific sale of this product at our stores.

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